We have received a growing number of enquiries over the past two weeks, from customers concerned about the threat of cyberattacks. And the number of people contacting us in search of guidance is continuing to rise. Our head of transformation and operations – Carol McGrotty – has therefore summarised our advice in this short post. If you wish to discuss this any further, please contact our Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to assist.
With Russian military operations currently underway in Ukraine, the question of whether cyber warfare will also be employed remains unanswered.
Vapour is liaising with Tier 1 providers – with no known immediate threat – and shall continue to do so.
There is a heightened sense of concern being felt by many organisations. Our focus is to help clients prepare for potential cyberattacks. For that, we have put together this cyber readiness checklist. While many of these suggestions are standard cyber hygiene protocols and best practices, simple actions can also go a long way towards fighting against cyberthreats.
Access: Review admin access to Firewalls and Firewall policies to ensure only permitted access has been given and not open to vulnerabilities
Patching: Ensure that all systems are fully patched and updated
Protection Databases: Make sure your security tools have the latest databases
Backup: Create or update offline backups for all critical systems
Phishing: Conduct phishing awareness training and drills
Hunt: Proactively hunt for attackers in your network using the known TTPs of Russian threat actors
Emulate: Test your defences to ensure they can detect the known TTPs of Russian threat actors
Response: Test your incident response against fictitious, real-world scenarios.
We hope you find this helpful, and if you have any queries, please contact our Service Desk at email@example.com.